silent killer

A popular term for any condition that may progress to very advanced stages before manifesting itself clinically
Examples Lifestyle disease—e.g., atherosclerosis, hypertension— certain cancers—e.g., colorectal, ovarian

silent killer

Silent lesion Medtalk Popular for a condition that may progress to very advanced stages before manifesting itself clinically
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Described as the "silent killer" because it can often be diagnosed late and is hard to predict, AKI involves sudden damage or decreased blood flow to the kidneys that is often treatable.
Air pollution has been recognized as a silent killer, a top contributor to terminal diseases and a leading cause of the climate change crisis now attracting global attention.
Medical staff are taking the fight against what they describe as a "silent killer" to Aberdeen city centre.
ISLAMABAD -- President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) Ahmed Hassan Moughal Friday called upon the government to equip public hospitals with advanced screening technologies to diagnose and prevent kidney disease as it was emerging as a silent killer, especially for poor and low income people.
Islamabad -- Ahmed Hassan Moughal, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) has called upon the government to equip public hospitals with advanced screening technologies to diagnose and prevent kidney disease as it was emerging as a silent killer, especially for poor and low income people.
NASH is a silent killer that affects ~30 million Americans.
The doctors informed that diabetes is a silent killer and majority of population does not know about this disease.
This is the main reason why hypertension is now considered to be a silent killer. According to the Lancet medical journal, approximately one out of four adults has hypertension worldwide.
High blood pressure is a silent killer. Left unchecked, high blood pressure will over the years cause damage to the blood vessels of the heart and brain that leads to heart attacks and strokes.
World Hypertension Day: Fight the 'silent killer', control your diet
Over years of engaging with clients, helping some of Oman's largest organisations understand the impact of an empowering and enabling approach to employee relations, I have finally diagnosed what I call the 'silent killer'.